Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said today that all sports will go forward this fall, even contact sports.
During a news conference Tuesday, DeWine said the order, likely to be issued in the next 24 hours, will lay out guidance for sports to be played as safely as it can be played in the year of Covid-19.
“Sport matters. It makes a difference,” DeWine said. “Sports provides all the things that we know, discipline, order, structure in the lives of student athletes, and certainly brings joy to those athletes and certainly to their families as well.”
According to the governor, some school superintendents have requested contact sports be moved to the spring and he will give them the OK if that’s what they choose.
Under the order, spectators will be allowed as long as they’re family members or someone very close to the child.
The order will apply to all athletes and all teams in the state.